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Concept Neighbourhoods in Lexical Databases

Priss, Uta; Old, L. John


Uta Priss

L. John Old


Leonard Kwuida

Baris Sertkaya


This paper discusses results from an experimental study of concept
neighbourhoods in WordNet and Roget’s Thesaurus. The general aim of this research is to determine ways in which neighbourhood lattices can be derived in real time from a lexical database and displayed on the web. In order to be readable the lattices must not be too large, not contain overlapping concepts or labels and must be calculated within seconds. Lattices should, furthermore, not be too small and they should contain sufficient complexity to be interesting for the viewer. For these purposes the sizes of the lattices of different types of concept neighbourhoods have been calculated. Using the size information should help with the task of on-line generation of the lattices.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis ICFCA 2010: Formal Concept Analysis
Start Date Mar 15, 2010
End Date Mar 18, 2010
Publication Date 2010
Deposit Date Aug 31, 2010
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2010
Electronic ISSN 1611-3349
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5986
Pages 283-295
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 5986
Series ISSN 0302-9743
Book Title Formal Concept Analysis
ISBN 9783642119279
Keywords concept neighbourhoods; WordNet; Roget's Thesaurus; lexical database; lattices;
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Contract Date Aug 31, 2010


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